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JournalISSN: 1385-8947

Chemical Engineering Journal 

About: Chemical Engineering Journal is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Adsorption & Catalysis. It has an ISSN identifier of 1385-8947. Over the lifetime, 31244 publication(s) have been published receiving 1084075 citation(s).
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K.Y. Foo1, B.H. Hameed1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Concern about environmental protection has increased over the years from a global viewpoint. To date, the prevalence of adsorption separation in the environmental chemistry remains an aesthetic attention and consideration abroad the nations, owning to its low initial cost, simplicity of design, ease of operation, insensitivity to toxic substances and complete removal of pollutants even from dilute solutions. With the renaissance of isotherms modeling, there has been a steadily growing interest in this research field. Confirming the assertion, this paper presents a state of art review of adsorption isotherms modeling, its fundamental characteristics and mathematical derivations. Moreover, the key advance of the error functions, its utilization principles together with the comparisons of linearized and non-linearized isotherm models have been highlighted and discussed. Conclusively, the expanding of the nonlinear isotherms represents a potentially viable and powerful tool, leading to the superior improvement in the area of adsorption science.

4,815 citations


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Yuh-Shan Ho1, Gordon McKay1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The sorption of two dyes, namely, Basic Blue 69 and Acid Blue 25 onto peat has been studied in terms of pseudo-second order and first order mechanisms for chemical sorption as well as an intraparticle diffusion mechanism process. The batch sorption process, based on the assumption of a pseudo-second order mechanism, has been developed to predict the rate constant of sorption. the equilibrium capacity and initial sorption rate with the effect of agitation, initial dye concentration and temperature. An activation energy of sorption has also been evaluated with the pseudo-second order rate constants. A comparison of the equilibrium sorption capacity evaluated has been made from pseudo-second order model and Langmuir isotherm.

3,141 citations


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Anthony V. Bridgwater1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Bio-energy is now accepted as having the potential to provide the major part of the projected renewable energy provisions of the future. There are three main routes to providing these bio-fuels—biological conversion, physical conversion and thermal conversion—all of which employ a range of chemical reactors configurations and designs. This review concentrates on thermal conversion processes and particularly the reactors that have been developed to provide the necessary conditions to optimise performance. A number of primary and secondary products can be derived as gas, liquid and solid fuels and electricity as well as a considerable number of chemicals. The basic conversion processes are summarised with their products and the main technical and non-technical barriers to implementation are identified.

1,621 citations


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Abstract: This article reviews the technical applicability of various physico–chemical treatments for the removal of heavy metals such as Cd(II), Cr(III), Cr(VI), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) from contaminated wastewater. A particular focus is given to chemical precipitation, coagulation–flocculation, flotation, ion exchange and membrane filtration. Their advantages and limitations in application are evaluated. Their operating conditions such as pH, dose required, initial metal concentration and treatment performance are presented. About 124 published studies (1980–2006) are reviewed. It is evident from the survey that ion exchange and membrane filtration are the most frequently studied and widely applied for the treatment of metal-contaminated wastewater. Ion exchange has achieved a complete removal of Cd(II), Cr(III), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) with an initial concentration of 100 mg/L, respectively. The results are comparable to that of reverse osmosis (99% of Cd(II) rejection with an initial concentration of 200 mg/L). Lime precipitation has been found as one of the most effective means to treat inorganic effluent with a metal concentration of higher than 1000 mg/L. It is important to note that the overall treatment cost of metal-contaminated water varies, depending on the process employed and the local conditions. In general, the technical applicability, plant simplicity and cost-effectiveness are the key factors in selecting the most suitable treatment for inorganic effluent.

1,510 citations


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Shaobin Wang1, Yuelian Peng2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Natural zeolites are abundant and low cost resources, which are crystalline hydrated aluminosilicates with a framework structure containing pores occupied by water, alkali and alkaline earth cations Due to their high cation-exchange ability as well as to the molecular sieve properties, natural zeolites have been widely used as adsorbents in separation and purification processes in the past decades In this paper, we review the recent development of natural zeolites as adsorbents in water and wastewater treatment The properties and modification of natural zeolite are discussed Various natural zeolites around the world have shown varying ion-exchange capacity for cations such as ammonium and heavy metal ions Some zeolites also show adsorption of anions and organics from aqueous solution Modification of natural zeolites can be done in several methods such as acid treatment, ion exchange, and surfactant functionalisation, making the modified zeolites achieving higher adsorption capacity for organics and anions

1,500 citations


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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
20221,701
20215,387
20203,728
20192,515
20182,078
20172,039